Americas

Contact CPJ Americas

Twitter: @CPJAmericas
Facebook: CPJ Americas
Latin America and the Caribbean Program Coordinator:
Natalie Southwick
Tel: 212-465-1004
Fax: 212-465-9568

P.O. Box 2675
New York, NY 10108 USA
  

Clarín media group offices firebombed in Argentina

Miami, November 30, 2021 — Argentine authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent attack on the Clarín media group headquarters and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11 p.m. on November 22, a group of assailants threw several explosives into the Buenos Aires headquarters of the Clarín…

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CPJ calls on Facebook to restore press freedom awards video following takedown

New York, November 24, 2021—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Facebook to restore a video honoring the winners of the International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) at CPJ’s annual awards ceremony held on November 18 and streamed on social media during the event.   Less than an hour after the stream ended, Facebook notified…

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How China’s Huawei technology is being used to censor news halfway across the world

When a staffer at the independent media website Iwacu in the central African state of Burundi tried to visit the outlet online in late October, they received an error message instead. “Hum. Nous ne parvenons pas à trouver ce site;” the site could not be found  – even though the local media regulator had promised…

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CPJ, Canadian Association of Journalists call for release of journalists Bracken, Toledano

CPJ and the Canadian Association of Journalists write to express grave concern about the November 19 arrest and ongoing detention of journalists Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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CPJ calls on Canadian police to release detained journalists

Washington, D.C., November 21, 2021—The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Friday arrest and detention of two journalists covering land rights protests in northern British Columbia. Photojournalist Amber Bracken, who was on assignment for the environmental news outlet the Narwhal, and independent documentary filmmaker Michael Toledano were…

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CPJ extremely concerned by court order restricting New York Times coverage

Washington, D.C., November 19, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed grave concern over a New York Supreme Court order restricting the New York Times’ coverage of Project Veritas. Yesterday, Judge Charles Wood issued an order blocking the newspaper from publishing materials concerning Project Veritas, a conservative nonprofit that targets groups it perceives…

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CPJ honors journalists who risk their lives for press freedom

November 19, 2021—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paid tribute Thursday to brave journalists from Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar by presenting them with CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) in New York. CPJ also honored Hong Kong media entrepreneur Jimmy Lai with its 2021 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award. “The journalists we are honoring…

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Unidentified attackers shoot at car of Mexican journalist Beatriz Flores after she received threatening call

Mexico City, November 17, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the threats against journalist Beatriz Flores and the shooting attack on her car in Tepeji del Río, in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, and federal authorities must provide her with protection, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Flores told CPJ…

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Proposed Salvadoran ‘foreign agent’ law could impact media organizations

Guatemala City, November 16, 2021 – El Salvador’s congress should reject a proposed law that would require media outlets and journalists receiving funding or payments from abroad to register as “foreign agents,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Proposed by Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and presented to congress on November 9, the law would…

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CPJ concerned over FBI raid on home of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the harmful precedent set by recent Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on the homes of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and his associates. According to media reports, the FBI seized O’Keefe’s cellphones during a November 6 raid on his home…

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